The team of surgeons in preparing for the transplant discovered a potentially cancerous cyst on the donor kidney. File photograph: Getty Images

In a medical first, surgeons in Belfast have used a 3D printed model of a kidney to help to assist in preparations for a young woman’s life-saving org(...)

Sister Íde Woulfe, one of a family of five who all took holy orders, has died in Belfast months short of her 100th birthday. She was also just short o(...)

 Saoirse Perry from Cabra who received a liver transplant last year with Minister for Health  Leo Varadkar at the launch by  Organ Donor Awareness in the Mansion House in Dublin on Monday. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar urged people to carry a donor card and to have a conversation around the dinner table with their family as to whether(...)

The court heard that St James’s Hospital now automatically screens post-transplant patients for CMV regardless of whether they have had it before or not. Photograph: The Irish Times

A bone marrow transplant patient died from a virus after a “transcription error” resulted in St James’s Hospital failing to monitor her for it, an inq(...)

Louis Adair Roche, who died recently aged 86 in Brighton, was an avant garde architect who worked in Dublin, Belfast and London. His landmark Belfast (...)

Dublin senior football manager Jim Gavin (centre) with former Ireland darts player Seán Marshall and former Ireland rugby player Richard Costello among the team. Photographs: Conor McCabe

Almost exactly a year ago John McAleer was on the golf course when he got a call from the transplant team at Belfast City Hospital telling him to go t(...)